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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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‘Gunny and Me’: One story among many

The story that connected my life to R. Lee Ermey, the thunder-spitting volcano of drill field invective in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” began as a routine interview story. It is only one among thousands of stories about Ermey, but it is something like his Marine Corps ode to the rifle: “There are many like it, but this one is mine.”

NASA photograph by Kim Shiflett Space

NASA Planet Hunter on its way to orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Laiqa Hitt Defense

DOD must be more agile in technology development, official says

The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers April 17.

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Stormy Mendez Defense

3-D printer-capable Marines print replacement part for F-35

Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing.  This innovative technique is the process of replicating a digital 3-D model in the real world. 3-D printing software breaks the digital model down into layers which can be reproduced by the printer. The printer then builds the model from the ground up, layer by layer, creating a tangible object.


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Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman
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Combat metals team innovates repair, saves AF thousands

Posted  July 5, 2017

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman Airman Kiley Foulke, a 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron combat metals team member, inspects the edge of a recently repaired C-130 Hercules landing gear door during an installation operation at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 23, 2017. You don’t always have everything you want on…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen
Defense

95th FS F-22 Raptors reach milestone: 10,000 sorties down, still counting

Posted  July 5, 2017

The 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., achieved a major milestone June 26 flying it’s 10,000 F-22 Raptor sortie. 

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CH-53K King Stallion flight testing begins transition to Pax River

Posted  July 5, 2017

Lockheed Martin announced July 5 the CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended "cross country" flight from Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Navy photograph by PO2 Amy M. Ressler
Defense

U.S. Navy kicks of annual Naval Engagement Activity with port visit to Vietnam

Posted  July 5, 2017

Navy photograph by PO2 Amy M. Ressler The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits the South China Sea. Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region’s littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. The U.S….

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German aerospace companies visit Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach facility

Posted  July 5, 2017

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently hosted leading German aerospace companies that have engineering, manufacturing and maintenance, repair, overhaul expertise.

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